Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 Library/Media Center utilization continues its upward trend thanks to innovative work by the district’s Library/Media Specialists: Tracey Schmidt (Collinsville High School) and Michael Hayman (Collinsville Middle School).
In their annual report to the Board of Education, Schmidt and Hayman discussed various online and physical resources available to students and the various ways students can access tools in and out of school. In addition to the schools where they are officed, the the Library/Media team is responsible for all of the CUSD school libraries and resources.
2017-18 highlights include:
- CHS All Read: Away Running
- Dorris All Read: Internet Safety Month
- CMS Overdrive App
- Lightbox Titles
- Book Tasting
- Elementary School Outreach/Assistance
According to research conducted by the National Education Association (NEA), strong Library/Media Centers are critical to student success and are indicators of quality schools. While many school districts have cut library services due to budget constraints, CUSD 10 has continued to fund Library/Media Centers and Specialists. These resources are especially important for students who live in poverty and face other challenges. Library/Media resources can be accessed via the www.kahoksread.org website.
CUSD 10 Library/Media Center Vision & Mission Statement:
Our vision of a school library/media center is not a warehouse of artifacts but a cognitive playground for the community we empower.
Aligned with instructional and student performance objectives, our mission is to be facilitators of knowledge creation. Through easy access to activities, resources, individuals and spaces provided, the library/media center will empower its community the ability to shape the world that surrounds them.
See video of student activities below.
2018 Collinsville CUSD #10 Library/Media Centers
|Total District Circulations August 2017 Through May 2018|
|Check outs & renewals (Physical)||12,598||4,964||24,963||6,708||13,044||9,082||11,483||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Heartland Library System||66||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Follett eBook Check outs & Read online||1,486||16,146||4,272||11||2||0||157||1||0||0||0|
|Follett Audio Book Check outs & Play online||18||102||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|*Overdrive E-books & audio||7,601|
Total District Collections
|Library Materials (Physical)||15,846||16,073||12,457||10,402||10,909||8,771||14,639||0||0||0||0||89,097|
|Follett Shelf-ebooks & audio-books||1,879||2,270||1,570||1,359||1,381||1,397||1,431||1,291||1,291||1,291||1,291|
Overdrive e-books, audio, and video
Total Materials Available at each School
|Total Student Visits||64,522||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
August 2017 through May 2018
|Books Read by Grade Level||8||3,191||3,191|
|District Books Read||70,328|
Database Usage/Article Searches
|Research Tools Usage|
* New @ CHS for 2017-18